Anita Christy, editor and publisher of Gila Watch, has been self-employed in Arizona for the last 20 years. She currently owns and operates a health insurance agency. When living in Northern Arizona, she was a volunteer EMT, wildland fire fighter, search and rescue technician, and a high angle rope rescue technician.
Silence Dogood is a native Arizonan whose love of investigative research and drive for knowledge was ingrained early in life. Silence is the product of a Father who led a successful career in research, combined with a Mother’s love of teaching and rounded out by a Grandfather’s achievement as a well-respected editor. Silence’s children are the prime motivation behind tireless work that ensures that our Country and its Divine principles are left intact for their generation and future generations to come. Thomas Paine once said, “If there must be trouble let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.”
Silence was introduced to politics at a young age by parents who were actively involved themselves. In recent years, Silence has had the opportunity to serve as a Precinct and State Committeeman as well as participate on various campaigns and committees that are committed to protecting those principles found in our Constitution. While serving in these capacities has been satisfying and enriching, it should be said that perhaps the best way to serve others is by striving to silently do good.
“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.” Thomas Paine.
Jeff Niland, MBA, has 30 years experience as one of the top Key Managers of Procter & Gamble Company. His specialties include international finance and business, strategic planning, forecasting and budgeting. His experience also entails mergers and acquisitions in the billions of dollars. He is highly qualified in the fields of loss elimination and efficiency analysis. In this capacity he has delivered multiple business turnarounds, saving tens of millions of dollars for both mid-sized and large organizations. As president of his Homeowners Association for several years, he dramatically improved their financial stability. Jeff has also volunteered helping small businesses avoid bankrupty, and, through his Church, assisted in service projects for the needy.
Patrick O’Malley is an electrical engineer with 40 years experience, mostly with Motorola and Freescale Semiconductor, as a design and application engineer. He holds four patents. He chose to emphasize time over money and retired early to grow citrus, get a license to operate public drinking water systems, and study water and the environment. His previous political experience was limited to serving on the Board of a small irrigation district. The overwhelming conservative win in the 2010 elections followed by the disappointing lack of change in government policies convinced him it was time to stop complaining and get actively involved. Patrick is a Republican Precinct Committeeman in Legislative District 12, and serves as its Treasurer.
Jared Taylor, MBA, works in the administration at Heritage Academy in Mesa, Arizona. He is a Gilbert Town Council Member. Jared spent 6 years with Motorola and 4 with Honeywell in human resources and global staffing operations capacities. Trained in Six Sigma and LEAN methodologies, he used these tools to improve quality and saved millions of dollars at these firms. Jared serves on the Constitution Week USA Board of Directors, and has lectured on the original intent of the US Constitution in Tennessee and Indiana for the National Center for Constitutional Studies. He also works with the Boy Scouts of America.